May 4th, 2004
|05:20 pm - This is interesting:|
Wellspring Gathering Registration is $60 for ADF Members
which includes all activities from Thursday, 5/27 to Monday, 5/31/04.
Membership Card Required for Members Price.
Non ADF Members must pay $75, and will be asked to fill out an ADF Membership form.
$15 of your registration will be paid to ADF National for your first years membership dues.
Any special consideration or anticipated problems should be
addressed to: AJ and Shawn.
Call AJ during reasonable hours at: 216.289.6663
Might cause me not to go. We'll have to see. I'll know better when I get back from DMF. I really think that $75 is absolutely ridiculous, and forcing people to join ADF is even worse.
Current Mood: annoyed
Current Music: "Spending Money", -JB
If this is what we have to pay, and they can't deliver on quality, I'm voting to move the membership meeting to the West Coast next year.
well, last year it was shorter and was $50 for members. I'm not too upset over the increase to $60, just the demand to be an ADF member. I took a friend last year and going helped her decide to join. this kind of forced joining will turn people off. IMO
Actually, it was $50 last year for *everyone* because they (according to the site) didn't want to "bother" with different categories or pre-reg.
Wellspring got me two new Grove members. Had this been in place last year, I certainly wouldn't have seen them.
This kind of forced joining is turning me off.
I should add: I'm also not too angry about the $10 increase. It's the joining that's pissing me off to no end.
yes. no one should be forced to join. How about people that just want to camp that weekend and aren't attending Wellspring? How much do they have to pay?
Be rebellious and go that way. :) *shakes head* wonder what idiot came up with this. I mean, a discounted rate for members doesn't bother me at all, most places have a sliding scale for members vs. non members, but being forced to join???
Oh, I'll pay my fee, I'm sure. Even if I don't go that way, though, I might spread the word that that's the way to do it.
From the Brushwood site:
"Brushwood's camping fees are $10.00 per night, or $5.50 for a day visit. Heated, indoor lodging is $15.00 per night."